Re-opening final decisions of police injury benefit determinations – UK Police Law Blog

‘In R (Boskovic) v Chief Constable of Staffordshire [2019] EWCA Civ 676, the Court of Appeal had to resolve apparently conflicting High Court decisions on two separate questions arising from the application of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006. This blog post considers the implications for police pension authorities who are asked to agree to re-open a final decision, thereby avoiding the need for an appeal to the Police Medical Appeal Board, or a judicial review claim.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 2nd July 2019

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Gambling addict’s parents launch action to hold government liable for his death – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2019 in compensation, gambling, human rights, inquests, news, regulations, standards, suicide by sally

‘The parents of a gambling addict who took his own life have launched a legal bid to hold the government liable for his death, potentially opening the floodgates to multiple compensation claims citing lax regulation by the state.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2019

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Anti-money laundering supervisor “should practise what it preaches” – Legal Futures

Posted June 14th, 2019 in barristers, consultations, money laundering, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘The body that oversees legal regulators’ anti-money laundering (AML) efforts needs to show the same level of transparency that it is demanding of them, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2019

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UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Mayson spells out hard choices in reforming legal regulation – Legal Futures

Posted June 7th, 2019 in barristers, legal profession, legal services, news, regulations, solicitors by tracey

‘The head of the independent review of legal services regulation said yesterday that scrapping regulation based on titles like solicitor or barrister and replacing it with a system based on legal activities “might not be as straightforward as some believe”.’

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Legal Futures, 7th June 2019

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Accountancy body wins right to regulate oaths – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Chartered accountancy regulator the ICAEW has received a crumb of comfort from the lord chancellor in its long-running campaign to become a regulator of reserved legal activities. David Gauke revealed today that he has decided to grant an application for the ICAEW to become an approved regulator and licensing authority in relation to the administration of oaths.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd May 2019

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Sectoral Regulation Without Section 21 – Nearly Legal

‘One of the interesting potential side effects of removing section 21 from the Private Rented Sector is the damage it might do to landlord regulation. Over time s21 has become a backdoor regulatory tool to help ensure landlord compliance. If the notice is removed altogether will this impact on regulation by removing a useful tool which encouraged, or compelled, landlord compliance. Or will it have little practical effect.’

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Nearly Legal, 29th April 2019

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Clampdown planned for British online pharmacies – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2019 in health & safety, internet, medicines, news, pharmacists, regulations, standards by tracey

‘New rules to keep people safe when buying medications from online pharmacies have been described as a “big step forward” by Britain’s pharmacy regulator.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Brexit, Primary Legislation, and Statutory Instruments: Everything in Its Right Place? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 26th, 2019 in bills, brexit, news, parliament, regulations by sally

‘Legislation to enable Brexit is progressing through Parliament. This includes the Immigration and Social Security Bill, the Fisheries Bill, the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill, and the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill. One curious aspect of this raft of new law is that, at the same time these Bills are making their way through Parliament, statutory instruments (SIs) addressing some of the very same subject matters are also being laid. While this approach may find justification in some contexts, we argue in this post that the particular way this is being executed in some circumstances seems broadly at odds with the Government’s own stated approach to the process.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 25th March 2019

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Lords urge tougher rules for tech firms – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2019 in data protection, internet, news, ombudsmen, parliament, privacy, regulations, standards by sally

‘Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their “inadequate” responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2019

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House of Lords report calls for digital super-regulator – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2019 in children, duty of care, internet, news, ombudsmen, parliament, regulations, standards by sally

‘The House of Lords has called for the creation of a digital super-regulator to oversee the different bodies charged with safeguarding the internet and replace the “clearly failing” system of self-regulation by big technology companies.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2019

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Gambling ads guidance promotes data and social media tools – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in advertising, children, codes of practice, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘Stricter standards will apply to gambling adverts in the UK from April this year as regulators address the risk of “irresponsible” marketing and seek to protect children from harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Age verification rules for online gambling toughened – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 13th, 2019 in children, gambling, identification, internet, licensing, news, regulations by sally

‘Online gambling providers will be required to verify the identity of customers before allowing them to deposit funds into accounts or to gamble under new rules set to take effect in Britain in May.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2019

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Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Deleting the Administrative State? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 8th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, ministers' powers and duties, news, regulations by sally

‘A key public law discussion in recent months concerns the vast number of statutory instruments (SIs) government is using to implement Brexit. Initially, it was said by government that c.800-1,000 SIs were required. That estimate has now been revised down to c.600 (while the estimated number of SIs has decreased the size of individual SIs has also increased). This aspect of the Brexit process is worthy of study for multiple reasons, perhaps most notably because of the level of democratic scrutiny that will be (realistically) provided. In this post, we introduce one aspect of Brexit SIs that, we argue, is worthy of close attention by public lawyers: the deletion of administrative functions.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 7th February 2019

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Simplify Immigration Rules, proposes Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted January 21st, 2019 in immigration, Law Commission, press releases, regulations by tracey

‘Law Commission proposes to simplify how the Immigration Rules are drafted and presented, so they are easier to follow and more user friendly.’

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Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2018 – UK Police Law Blog

Posted January 15th, 2019 in investigatory powers, news, regulations, tribunals by tracey

‘The new Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2018 came into force on 31 December 2018, revoking the 2000 rules: See here. The 2018 rules apply to all section 7 Human Rights Act 1998 proceedings before the Tribunal and all covert investigatory powers complaints under section 65 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, including those which were made before the new rules came into force.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th January 2019

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Reforms to UK trade mark laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 15th, 2019 in news, regulations, trade marks by tracey

‘Businesses should note changes made to UK trade mark laws that came into effect on Monday, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2019

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Pension cold calling ban in force from 9 January – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2019 in advertising, news, pensions, regulations, telecommunications by sally

‘Regulations banning ‘cold calls’ relating to pensions have been passed by parliament, and will come into force on 9 January 2019.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st December 2019

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UK fracking policy faces court challenges – The Guardian

‘Ministers face a pair of legal challenges to their planning rules on fracking this week, from a national environmental group and the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2018

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Judgment leaves claimants ‘hacked off’ – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 11th, 2018 in inquiries, judicial review, media, news, regulations by sally

‘By Judgment handed down on 29 November 2018 Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed the Claimants claims for Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to not embark on ‘Part 2’ of the Leveson Inquiry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th December 2018

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